Streets paved with gold
Dickson Martinezs' new album "Flamenco Falsetas" recorded and mixed in one day is to be released nation-wide. The tracks range from rumbas and tangos to etherial Indian tunes inspired by Dickson's time in the Himalayas and visions of peacocks.
Another album's worth of material has been recorded too. "We have cut our hair, but we still never play a tune the same way twice, for example, because it is the passion that inspires. We are playing spur of the moment music."
"The trick is not so much feeling what you play, but playing what you feel. There is a great difference. And I believe we have a peculiarly Australian sound that is flamenco-based but drawn from street experience we have had."
Dickson learned tabla at an early age as well as guitar. This enabled him to experience complex rhythms. Moving from Banalore to London, he played with other flamenco guitarists.
By Bryan Patterson